Clark County job growth remains 'very strong'

4:20 p.m. April 21

Clark County's employment growth "remained very strong" in the 12 months ending in March, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 6,700 jobs and posting an annualized growth rate of 4.8 percent.

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The new Abercombie & Fitch: sending beefy back

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, Associated Press April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors.

Winners, losers in dead Comcast deal

By TALI ARBEL, Associated Press April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

NEW YORK — In the aftermath of Comcast's decision to walk away from buying Time Warner Cable, some winners and losers are emerging.

Clark College to host annual career fair events

By The Columbian April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark College is hosting its annual career days next Monday through Friday with a record number of employers expected to participate in two separate job fairs as well as special events on the main college campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

Manure Expo seeks crappy slogan

By Associated Press April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Entries are piling up for a slogan contest that the North American Manure Expo is putting on this year.

Tesla said to be getting into energy-storage business

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times April 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Tesla Motors is expected to announce next week that it will expand into a new business offering battery-based energy storage for residential and commercial customers.

Washougal mayor counts 174 trains, calls weeklong watch a success

By Justin Runquist April 24, 2015 8:31 p.m.

After a week spent camping amid the heavy diesel fumes and frequent train horn blasts at Washougal's busiest intersection, Mayor Sean Guard was ready to go home.

Starbucks reports register outage in stores in U.S., Canada

By CHRIS GRYGIEL, Associated Press April 24, 2015 7:41 p.m.

SEATTLE — A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.

Legislature passes oil train safety bill

By DERRICK NUNNALLY, Associated Press April 24, 2015 8:26 p.m.

OLYMPIA — The Washington state Legislature passed a measure Friday to improve the safety of oil transportation amid a sharp increase in the number of oil-carrying freight trains in the state.

Panelists tackle wealth inequality

By Aaron Corvin April 24, 2015 5:35 p.m.

The wave of public discussion triggered by a French economist's best-selling treatise on the dangers of global wealth inequality made its way to Vancouver this week, with members of Clark College's faculty and area residents grappling with the book's ramifications.

Attorney seeks release of jailed founder of club for rich

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press April 24, 2015 5:26 p.m.

HELENA, Mont. — An attorney for the jailed founder of a Montana resort for the ultra-rich asked an appeals court on Friday to release his client because his incarceration was unwarranted.

Governor signs into law bill providing farm worker training

By Associated Press April 24, 2015 12:08 p.m.

YAKIMA — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into a law a measure aimed at increasing skills and safety training for agricultural workers.

Singletary: Let's stop singling out the poor for criticism

April 24, 2015 6 a.m.

My 14-year-old daughter asked me recently if we are poor.

Facebook says big Hello to communication's future

By Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post April 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Facebook doesn't just want to be your social hub, it also wants to be a bigger part of how you communicate in general. Now Facebook's gone a little further with the introduction of a new mobile devices application, Hello.

Washougal Waterfront Park has a name

By Aaron Corvin April 24, 2015 6 a.m.

It hasn't been built yet, but it has a name.

Apple draws on wind power big time, but touts hydro project

By Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian April 23, 2015 4:23 p.m.

PORTLAND — Apple put the Deschutes River on the cover of its annual environmental responsibility report, highlighting a hydroelectric project it acquired in 2012.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.